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SAF 2009 

Roots of Nationhood: the Archaeology & History of Scotland 

An interdisciplinary two-day conference at the Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (WILT), University of Glasgow, 28 – 29 November 2009. As Scotland celebrates the Homecoming in 2009, we can expect to see many claims made on Scotland’s archaeology and history in support of discourses of national identity and distinctiveness. In the fifteen years since the Scottish Archaeological Forum debated the subject of Archaeology and Nationalism, how have accounts of Scotland’s past informed the ongoing political debate over devolution and independence? Does archaeology reveal the roots of nationhood or are other themes of diversity, discontinuity and far-flung connections and allegiances just as compelling?


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